Jeff Coady

Purim Retired to Richland

Grade I winner Purim to stand at Richland

Purim, who scored his big win in the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IT) in October at Keeneland, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Nathan Fox's Richland Hills near Midway, Ky. His stud fee is $10,000.

A  son of Dynaformer, Purim did some of his best running at Keeneland. He not only registered a 105 Beyer Speed Figure in the Shadwell Turf Mile, but also a 104 Beyer in the Maker's Mark Mile Stakes (gr. IIT) while beaten less than a length while third.

Purim was also a graded stakes winner on dirt. He captured the Razorback Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.

A stakes winner all three years he raced, Purim won four other added-money races, including the Arlington Classic Stakes (gr. IIIT). Trained by Tom Proctor, he retired with nine wins from 23 starts and earnings of $928,543 for breeder/owner E.J. Sukley. In his last start, he ran unplaced in the Nov. 23 Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.

Five-year-old Purim is out of the stakes-placed Lord At War mare Kirsteena, who is a half-sister to stakes winner/stakes producer Miss Prospector. His third dam is a half-sister to Hall of Famers Dr. Fager and Ta Wee.